As the TV starts working overtime again and rain pours down on your outdoor furniture. The sunny days of summer are over, making way for wet and chilly hours. Thankfully, Keter home furniture and outdoor storage is designed to withstand all weather conditions. Even after a sun-soaked summer, they retain their beautiful colour, ensuring you'll shine again next year.
If you want to enjoy your outdoor furniture for as long as possible, it's important to clean them at the end of the outdoor season and provide extra protection during the cold, damp months. In this blog, we'll guide you on how to do just that.
Cleaning your furniture
Start by gently sweeping away leaves, sand, and any loose dirt from your table and chairs using a soft broom. If you spot bird droppings, it's best to remove them with a soft sponge and mild soapy water. Wet the stain thoroughly without scrubbing too hard. Rinse the rest of the furniture using a garden hose. Avoid using a high-pressure cleaner, scouring pad, or harsh detergent, as these can damage the surface. While special cleaners available at garden furniture stores can be used, soap and water are often sufficient.
Protecting your garden furniture
Once all the furniture is clean, your goal is to maintain their pristine condition. If you have enough space, consider storing them in a shed. However, leaving them outside is also an option. To prolong the life of your garden furniture, it's advisable to use protective covers.
Storing garden cushions
It's best to store garden cushions indoors during winter, such as in the attic or garage. Ensure the cushions are completely dry before storing them to prevent any moisture-related issues.
If space is limited, an outdoor storage box from Keter is a practical solution. During summer, you can easily convert it into an extra seat by placing a cushion on the lid, while also using it to store your
lounge cushions for quick access. Additionally, you can store flowerpots or garden tools in the outdoor storage box, keeping them out of the way throughout winter. Before stowing them away, make sure to clean them, so they're ready to use in the upcoming spring.While cleaning and organizing, fond memories of cosy barbecues, coffee moments, and countless hours spent in the garden may resurface. Tidying up becomes a meaningful ritual to bid farewell to summer and embrace the changing season.